Today, the Lord in triumph reigns

Today, the Lord in triumph reigns

Author: Kaspar Stolzhagen; Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Published in 4 hymnals

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I. To Day, the Lord in Triumph reigns,
Breaks Death and Hell's infernal Chains;
Retakes his Life, and Majesty;
Praise him to all Eternity. Hallelujah.

II. When he descended into Hell,
Satan and all his Legions fell:
Behold the great Accuser cast:
The Hour of Darkness now is past. Hallelujah.

III. Now let the infernal Lions roar,
They cannot hurt us as before;
Lost is the Pow'r of all those Fiends:
We are God's Children, Heirs, and Friends. Hallelujah.

IV. O sweet Redeemer, Jesus Christ!
Our Sacrifice, and great High-Priest,
Lead us by thine Almighty Grace,
To end with Joy our Christian Race. Hallelujah.

V. Infinite Love, gracious Lord!
Thy wond'rous Name shall be ador'd;
To Thee be endless Honours giv'n
By all on Earth, and all in Heav'n. Hallelujah.

Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #40

Author: Kaspar Stolzhagen

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Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi

Jacobi, John Christian, a native of Germany, was born in 1670, and appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James's Palace, London, about 1708. He held that post for 42 years, and died Dec. 14, 1750. He was buried in the Church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His publications included :— (1) A Collection of Divine Hymns, Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes and Thorough Bass. London: Printed and Sold by J. Young, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; . . . 1720. This edition contains 15 hymns. Two years later this collection, with a few changes in the text and much enlarged, was republished as (2) Psalmodia Germanica; or a Specimen of Divine Hymns. Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes… Go to person page >

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First Line: Today, the Lord in triumph reigns
German Title: Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn
Author: Kaspar Stolzhagen
Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Language: English


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